This isn’t the production line technology of your grandparents or your parents – these are cutting-edge careers using 3-D models, computer simulations, software development and more.
Possible career paths include:
- Assemblers & Fabricators
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator
- Grinding & Polishing Workers
- Machine Operator
- Production Workers
- Tool & Die Makers
- Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers
Learn about Ferris State University's Welding Program.
Manufacturing is a vital part of the Michigan economy. Over 600,000 workers are employed in the Manufacturing cluster.
The manufacturing cluster has an average weekly wage of $1,276 is above Michigan’s average wage of $1,006.
Production occupations are projected to have more than 48,000 openings annually through 2026.
29.3 percent of manufacturing employment in the state is related to automotive manufacturing.
11.7 percent of manufacturing employment in the state is related to chemical product manufacturing.
7.5 percent of manufacturing employment in the state is related to the manufacturing of food and beverage products.
Michigan Manufacturers celebrated the companies and the careers that drive the industry on October 4, 2019. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Companies around Michigan hosted events to introduce students and educators to the opportunities available in the industry.
Northwest Community Schools integrate concepts of manufacturing and engineering.
Take an Advanced Manufacturing Skilled Trades tour with Tom Daldin at FANUC America Corporation.
Take a Manufacturing Skilled Trades tour with Tom Daldin at DeWys Manufacturing.
Tom Daldin talks to children about early curiosities and Skilled Trade jobs in Michigan.
Educational institutions that offer Skilled Trades training and programs.